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Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

10 Years Experience  ·  500 - 850 at clinic
Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes MBBS, MD - Psychiatry Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes is a popular Psychiatrist in Mumbai, Mumbai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 10 years of experience as a Psychiatrist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Psychiatry. You can visit him/her at Ferns Polyclinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Austin.B.Fernandes and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - KEM Hospital - 2006
MD - Psychiatry - Institute of Naval medicine INHS Asvini, mumbai - 2013
Awards and Recognitions
PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CLAUSTROPHOBIA (JOURNAL OF MARINE MEDICAL SOCIETY, 2012 VOL 14 NO 1)
SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR SEEN AS A PART OF COMPLEX PARTIAL SEIZURES ? CASE REPORT. PARIPEX , INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH. Volume : 2 | Issue : 11 |
DELUSIONAL PARASITOSIS WITH ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE: A CASE REPORT (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH & HEALTH SCIENCES 2014 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2 APRIL,JUNE)
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ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION : A CLINICAL REVIEW. PARIPEX , INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH. Volume : 3 | Issue : 4 |
Cerebroprotein Induced Fever and Skin Eruption : A Case Report. INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH. Volume : 4 | Issue : 6 |
BLONANSERIN INDUCED GALACTORRHEA TREATED WITH ARIPIPRAZOLE. DER PHARMACOLOGIA SINICA.
CENTRAL PONTINE MYELINOLYSIS IN A CASE OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE SYNDROME (SENT TO INDIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY)
PAPERS PRESENTED
STUDY OF SET SHIFTING DEFICITS IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE SYNDROME PRESENTED AT 43RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN PSYCHIATRY SOCIETY WESTERN ZONAL BRANCH
RELATION OF PERSEVERENCE AND PERSONALITY FACTORS AMONG POST GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS PRESENTED AT ANCIPS
Professional Memberships
Bombay Psychiatrist Society
Indian Psychiatric Society
Indian Medical Association

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Sir, my husband has faced a lot in the former year, he used to be very calm person, most sincere about his relationships with other, he is a kind of guy who can never hurt anyone intentionally, he love me so much but as his parents are getting divorce and after so many financial crisis, he has become very hard to handle. By this I mean his total personality has changed, he is very rude and he really can't control his temper, by time he has become overly possessive for me, he look for things that may relate to my past or that he makes issue out of everything, former I felt that he don't really care about me because whenever I cry he dont pamper me instead he start to yell at me as if cry is a crime, he do realizes his behaviour towards me and appologises but then again he become rude. I consider it as medical disturbance because. Umm. For instance yesterday we went out on for movie, we really had a great day, he loved me so much and by night he asked me for divorce. This sudden change in his behaviour and mood swings, I am worried!

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Sir, my husband has faced a lot in the former year, he used to be very calm person, most sincere about his relationsh...
Dear , I can understand. Your worries are definitely a matter of concerns and your husband's behavior also has reasons. He is stressed from work side, disappointed in life etc. Because of those problems, his behavior towards you could have been a bit erratic. Don't worry. Can you request him to consult me online? two or three counseling sessions should do good to the whole of your family. Take care.
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I am having pain around the navel area and it's constant. Should I take any pain killer?

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Consult a General Surgeon or a Physician or your family doctor, who will examine you and try to diagnose your problem.

Hello sir. I am 23 years old male. I am in depression for 1 month and I always think about past and I think I have no identity and personality. I always copy other. I always think before speak and I feel alone sometime. I always think when alone at home and not feel comfortable I social environment. I have social anxiety I think. I always think but not complete. What I do please sir how I found myself of body language or takling style.

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Hello sir. I am 23 years old male. I am in depression for 1 month and I always think about past and I think I have no...
Dear, you should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. Were your wife disappointed in the near past? please post a private question to me with every detail. I will help you. Take care.
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Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay. 

I am suffering from fever and body ache from 4 days please help me.

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I am suffering from fever and body ache from 4 days please help me.
I am a general physician who will prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan for your fever based on your medical history and current conditions, fever should be immediately treated. Paracetemol tablets are the firstline treatment for simple cases do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

How to cure loss of memory. I am 52 years old and very forgetful. Please prescribe some medicines.

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Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.

Hi I. I m very depressed personally. Always thinking anything in my mind. So it affects me. Pls give him tips.

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Hi I. I m very depressed personally. Always thinking anything in my mind. So it affects me. Pls give him tips.
Hello, Practicing yoga with homoeopathic medication helps you in releasing the stress from your body. Brisk walk in a park will help you inhale more fresh air and oxygen for good functioning of the cells and tissues of the body. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night. Yogasana: Practice the following poses if you don’t have any medical condition or pregnancy or else take an advice from your concern doctor and then only perform these. 1. Balasana: Sit on your heels with your big toes touching and hands resting on your thighs. Lower your belly and chest to rest between your knees, bringing your forehead to the floor. Relax your arms back beside your shins, palms facing up. Soften your breath by taking 5 to 10 long, deep inhalations and exhalations. 2. Savasana: lie back, letting your body sink into and open around the support. End in a supported pose on your back with a folded blanket under the length of the spine to help arch the upper and middle back, and lengthen the lower back. Move your arms a comfortable distance away from your body and anything else around you. Turn your palms to face up. Separate your legs a natural distance apart. Relax your feet and let them roll open. Finally, do a mental scan from head to toe: Where are you holding tension. Release it from every part of your body—including your heart and head. 3. Bhujanasana: Slowly slide forward from Child's Pose to lie facedown. Press your toes and forehead gently into the floor. Rest your palms lightly on the floor on either side of your chest with fingertips pointing forward and elbows bent and hugging in toward your ribcage. Inhale and lift your chest from the heart, pressing only very lightly into your palms and mostly using your back strength to hold your shoulders and chest up. Soften your shoulders. Then lift your hands off the floor completely, broadening across your collarbones and reaching your heart up. Take a couple of deep, slow breaths here. Then as you exhale, place your palms back down and gently lower your chest to floor. Medication: Take homoeopathic medication - Schwabe's Bacopa Monierri 1x/ thrice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks.

Hi, I am suffering from addiction of TV. I am unable to avoid TV what can I do to avoid TV please help me for that. Please help me.

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Hi, I am suffering from addiction of TV. I am unable to avoid TV what can I do to avoid TV please help me for that. P...
Media addiction in any form like tv, mobiles, I pads, gaming, movies etc are catching up in youngsters and need to be dealt with seriously. This is because it occupies quality time to be spent in more essential activities and disrupts attention span adversely. It is a sort of dependence and difficult to deal with. You may follow some suggestions - restrict your timings of watching tv to not more than 1-2 hours a day - identify your needs from tv and try to address then with innovative things - for entertainment engage in more constructive activities like talking and sis cussing things with friends and family. - playoutdoor games, exercise in gym, even a brisk walk with your dog is fine. - have a relaxing sleep at night, eat healthy - do relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation when feeling tense or anxious if still not working consult a psychiatrist.
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Hi I was diagnosed with panic disorder and mild depression in 2011 post which I was on medication of paxidep 75 mg and olean 7.5 mg. Gradually moved to serta 25 and paxidep 25 mg and finally was on paxidep 25 mg for a good 3.5 years when I hardly faced any problem. Then I weaned to 12.5 of paxidep and moved to escitalopram 10.5 with an sos of clonazepam. I was initially doing well on escitalopram when problems of panic attack started reoccurring and doctor moved me back to 12.5 mg of paxidep as that medicine worked best for me. I was fine on it for a month but started experiencing mild anxiety again and now since 2 dys I am on paxidep 25 mg. My problem is I worry a lot, have irrational fears and when a thought is stuck in my head it remains stuck. And mostly I worry about health. When I am in the best of health I can take a lot of stress. But recently someone said I must be suffering from bipolar disorder and that is worrying me a lot. Do you think my symptoms are that of bipolar or general anxiety. I dint have any manic episodes or deep depression when like the first time. I keep researching all the time. Also I want to know how long would it take for me to adjust to increased dose of paxidep, since I am experiencing drowsiness, loss of appetite, nausea, and break in sleep in the night.

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Hi I was diagnosed with panic disorder and mild depression in 2011 post which I was on medication of paxidep 75 mg an...
Dear Suryatapa, You have an anxiety disorder. Mild depression is common in patents with anxiety disorder. There is no features of bipolar disorder in your case so bipolar disorder is highly unlikely. You can take paxidep in night time to avoid daytime drowsiness. You can take other medicine for improvement in sleep. It will take min 2 week to get improvement on high dose of paxidep. All d best
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How much time it takes to treat Parkinson. My mom is suffering from it, her hands shakes a lil. She is under treatment by a neurosurgeon.

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Sadly parkinson's disease can not be treated. The symptoms surely can be controlled. There is a vast difference between full treatment and getting rid of the disease, as compared to being functional and being able to take control of life. I suppose if you have just started medications, it may take some time to titrate the dosages, but surely the medicines help.

I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't focused. What should I do?

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I am 25 year ago. I am not feeling fresh. And I couldn't sleep well. I think I am suffering from depression. Can't fo...
Yes indeed you might be suffering from depression (evident from your description) first & foremost you must consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to get a proper diagnosis & getting started on treatment plan. Here are some of the generic steps to take care of depression 1 sleep at least 7 hrs every night 2 avoid daytime naps 3. Write a diary daily 4. Walk in morning sunlight at least 30 minutes each day 5 meditate daily. These are not substitute for proper treatment & are only meant as stop gap arrangement. Good luck.

Is chronic anxiety like an harmful disease which bring many diseases to Human health?

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Is chronic anxiety like an harmful disease which bring many diseases to Human health?
Yes. practice relaxation exercises, yoga, pranayam, have a healthy diet , have lots of water and be happy.
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I am going to start a new relation. What should I do to keep a healthy relation with him?

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You see, we are into relations all throughout lives. Yet, for the least of reasons, when it comes to marriage we are ready to throw in the towel. I am glad that you are seeking to know how to keep the relationship healthy. Yes, communication is important. But there are two important considerations that matter a lot before you take the plunge: compatibility and adjustability. The former is almost a fixed aspect of both of you and it includes education, language, communication, community, caste, religion, socio-economic status, personality etc. The more the similarity, the better. The second consideration, that of adjustability, is more important and plays a very important role to determine whether your relationship will remain healthy or not. If compatibility is good, less adjustability is required. But as in most cases, there will be disparity, and this will tax adjustability considerably. If you are not able or willing to adjust, all hell will break lose. This is what you must examine while you are courting each other. Is he willing to make the adjustment around you, and are you able to and willing to adjust for the sake of the relationship. If you know there are stark difficulties, then better to close that prospect. Everything involves some aspect of culture eventually: he may be used to going out with his friends for drinks often. Now if you cannot adjust with this, then this will be a definite area of conflict. There are too many possibilities and this space will not suffice to give elaborate responses. Both of you will generally act positively before marriage but soon after the nuptials one or both of you will tend to control the other and there lies the danger. So it is very difficult to determine the true nature of an individual at the onset. But it is worth the try. So test everything to be fully satisfied, and this is best achieved by good and open communication. For your information, there are three areas that stand out as contributing to divorce: sex, in-laws, and finances. Discuss these areas and get to know the other’s mindset. Better to be safe than sorry. I have a very important suggestion to give you: please seek premarital counseling where many of these facts will be explained and taught to both of you, if you get a qualified counselor to do it.
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Question What causes constipation in people with Alzheimer's disease? Janice Oklahoma Answer Constipation can occur in people with Alzheimer's disease. But it is most likely due to a side effect of medication or an underlying medical condition such as dehydration — and not due to the Alzheimer's itself. If unrecognized and untreated, constipation can worsen behavioral problems, such as physical aggression, in people with Alzheimer's disease. Ironically, medications used to treat these behavioral problems can worsen constipation. Increasing fluids usually helps relieve constipation. However, frequent and persistent constipation should be evaluated by a doctor. Often, the cause of constipation is treatable. Treatment may include: Increased physical activity Changes in diet Medications to reduce constipation Constipation is a common complication of some other neurological disorders — such as Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia — which affect the nerves involved in digestion.

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Hi its true, constipation can b evalueted by Dr. Depending upon the pathological findings of a ptient. This is also true that dehydration and medication can causeo constipation making metabolic action irregular and peristaltic movement, sluggis. In homoeopathy @ nux- vom is a good med to restore peristaltic movement to evacuate the faces, covering mental disorder.
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I pavan asking question related to hair fall Due to tensions and pollutions my hair is falling in numerous count and my hair clourbis turning into white What is the solution for it?

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I pavan asking question related to hair fall
Due to tensions and pollutions my hair is falling in numerous count and ...
Dear patient, life style management to prevent hairfall 1. Quit smoking 2. Junk food, coffee and alcohol 3. Ease stress 4. Headbath twice a week. 5. Lack of beta carotene 6. Lack of nutrition to hair roots. Now it's not too late for you to get right treatment. Now, you need" trichoroot act" hair oil and medicines which are homeopathic, safe & easy to consume and no side effects. This will control and cure hair fall quickly. Many patients are happy with tra. Please take a photograph of your head before you use tra. So that you can compare it after 3 to 4 months of usage to see the result. Now, you can send us an image of your scalp to maintain medical record, as it will also be kept confidential. Keep a healthy diet a proper diet so as to prevent hairfall should incorporate food items that are rich in minerals and vitamin a along with iron. Your hair needs a high protein well-rounded diet. - cut down on the use of hair spray, hair gels, and styling creams that contain harsh chemical ingredients. Revert back within a week of use of hair oil and medicines. Take care.
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How to reduce tension in exam time, because of so. Much tension I am not able to read my question paper properly.

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Tension and anxiety is part of life, it signifies you are alive and are willing to make choices and face the consequences. Find out why you are taking exams with so much fear and expectations.

I started stammering since 7 the class. Now I am 24 years old. My biggest challenge is being audible and clear to people. It has created a big hindrance for me while communicating. I cannot talk normally , like others do, which has cost me my last job, as I was into customer service (voice). Please suggest me a permanent solution. I presume this is genetic , as my grand father also stammers .

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Stammering can be made lesser only and only by speech therapy. So you should take the help of a speech therapist. Also, i'd suggest you to visit a psychologist as confidence plays a great role in dealing with this problem. I'd suggest you to speak very slowly, word by word. People may make fun of this but believe me, slowly you'll get better at it. Hope your query is answered. Feel free to ask if you have any doubts. Wishing you good health.

Lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please help .

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Lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to myself all the time. Please he...
Hi, I can understand your feelings. This is post traumatic stress. Generally it fades away with time. But if you r still feeling it then please see a professional counsellor or a psychiatrist asap. And immerse yourself in to some positive activities like sports, music. Also share your feelings with some friends. Go for a brisk walk daily for at least half an hour.
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I am 25 years old i am frustrated from life what should I do.

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Dear, frustration may happen due to many reasons. May I know why are you frustrated? simple psychological counseling and understanding the frustration trigger can cure your problem. Please do not over read into it. Take care.
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